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Melissa Lewis • Artist  ➕Created to create ➕Live your passion & purpose ➕Infertility survivor & Adoptive Mama ✉️ melissa@melissalewisart.com 👇🏼FREE February Screensaver!

There’s lots of beautiful new faces here so
I think it’s time to share and get to know each other better. ✨

IMO that’s what this space is really good for .... learning to be our most authentic self while encouraging each other to do the same. Let’s go... 🙋🏼‍♀️My name is Melissa and I’m the girl here who likes to go deep and struggles with all the surface stuff.

4️⃣ This is my #Enneagram number which is my current obsession. No surprise really since I’m all about what makes people do what they do and why. Have you done the Enneagram thing yet? •👨🏻Last year my husband Bart made the leap into entrepreneurship and started his own business. God pretty much placed him in a place where He had to choose a comfortable and practical path or chasing his dream. It’s been amazing to see God open doors for his business and watch Bart combine all of his passions for helping people and building up businesses. Now we are BOTH self-employed business owners!!!! 😃🙌🏻. WHAT?!?!?! •👩🏼‍🎨 Before I took my own leap and started my own business 15 years ago I was the Visual Merchandiser for J.Crew here in Memphis. I LOVED it because it allowed me to be creative for my job which was maybe my first step into realizing my need to be creative. {SIDE NOTE: my 📜 degree is in Fashion Merchandising but you prob would never know bc I’m a mom of 3 and at the moment only care about wearing leggings and the messy bun.} •❤️ I love painting and creating but I’m passionate about helping other women realize and live out their dreams and passions. Usually our own story is what God uses for us to help others with. I’ve worked through a lot to get to where I can recognize my own self-sabotage, doubts and fears and rely more on God’s promises and love for me. Being able to help another person do the same is THE BEST!

Now it’s your turn... what’s one thing about you that people might not know? Do we have anything in common? This #FridayIntroductions is for both of us.

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Raise your hand if your ready for S P R I N G! 🙋🏻‍♀️
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Lots of my friends here are still dealing with snow ❄️... ugh... I can’t even. Here though we’ve been getting lots of rain.
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The good news about all this is... water brings flowers!
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PS... Thank you for the prayers for True. He does have the flu and lemme tell ya, it’s been a bummer. Poor guy is doing better today though. 🙌🏻.

Well, we’re down 1 in the Lewis House. True has been sick and we are currently waiting to hear the diagnosis at the dr office.
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I have to admit though, I’m really liking this one on one time with just True and myself. It’s interesting and something I didn’t think about before we had more than 1 kiddo. Brennan was the only for five years so it was never an issue.
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How do you Mama’s with multiple kiddo’s get in that one on one quality time with each kid? Preferably without them being sick!🤪
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Also, who else ready to see some signs of Spring? I painted this one a while back but feeling the need to paint some more right now. Did you know that the magnolia flower represents nobility, perseverance and a love of nature? Now I love them even more!

One of the most asked question I get... how do you get the texture in your paintings?
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It’s actually one of my used tools in the studio. If I’m even close to running low I immediately run to my nearest @Michaelsstores for more.
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@Liquitexofficial Gloss Gel Medium is the key. Add a small dollop or a heaping spoonful. Play around to see what your preference is.
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For more of my favorite art supplies click on the link in my bio @melissalewisart. Oh... and when you give it a try, share your pic and tag me so I can show you some love!❤️

Are you waiting for something... that thing... to happen tomorrow, next month or next year before you do the thing? The thing you’ve been wanting to do? For you?
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I’m in a season, that season of mama hood, where it seems the days consist of me thinking of, serving, and planning for everyone else BUT me. This isn’t a complaint ... trust me. If you’ve been in the season of Mama hood with littles at home, you know what I mean. It’s just a statement of fact.
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From the moment you wake - they need you. Even after they go to sleep - you prepare for what they will need tomorrow.
You get the older kids taken care of with school, homework, sports etc... Of course too, if you have a husband, you need to tend to his needs too.
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Notice I’m saying “need to” and not “have to”. It’s a need that I am very blessed to have.
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But here’s the thing... there will come a time, and I know when it’s here I’ll think it flew by, when they will all be at school full time. They won’t need me as much. I’ll have more “me” time. Time to do the thing.
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Now here’s what I’ve learned and want to share with you because maybe you were just waiting for the future to begin. And maybe you’ve been missing out on some of the present moments because you’ve been waiting for something to come.
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Live in the now fully. Be there with all your heart and mind. You can take steps now. God doesn’t ever waste time. He is using the “now” to prepare you for what’s to come.
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Don’t be sad because you feel like everyone else is doing what you want to do. Don’t compare your life to theirs.
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You are exactly where God wants you to be. At the exact time he wants you to be there. Live fully in the now and you’ll find it really is the best place to be.
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You’ll find God blessing you with little moments you would’ve missed. And you’ll also find God opening doors that will get you where you need to be.

This painting has challenged and stretched me. At one time I would have put the paint down and just said “I can’t. “ I don’t have what it takes to paint such a piece.

PTL I know better now. I’ve realized (through the trials that taught me) it’s never a matter of “I can’t” but “Do I want it bad enough to work past and through the unknown and the challenge?” Sweet friend, I promise you this... if there is a passion in your heart for something that you’ve yet to try or maybe even attempted but it was hard... don’t stop or wait for it to get easy. Don’t look at everyone else doing what you want to do and assume it was easy for them. You don’t know the steps it took for them to get to that moment of accomplishment.

I’ll tell you a secret that’s really not a secret... but every time I pick up a paint brush, every single time, I pray that God paints through me. And just like that, the pressure’s gone.

I love you. I so want for you to live out your purpose. It’s then you find that overflowing joy and it’s then you’re able to help others find their’s too.

Mailing this beautiful feather out to another beautiful person.

I’m going to miss seeing it around the studio, just may have to paint another one soon!

Anybody else ever have those things, whether it’s a gift or your own work, that you find hard to part with?😝

Can we just be real for a minute?

Because waiting around to get that pretty perfect pic ain’t gonna happen for me any time soon.

I got kids comin’ out of my ears and Jaime and I have projects lined up and all due at right now! So.... Here’s a real time pic of my daily life. Dropped of all the boys, messy hair cuz crazy windy day, and stylin’ strong in my paint clothes.

What’s your real life day look like?
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Hey friends... I have a quick question I need your help with.
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I’m wrapping up my last of my commissioned pieces for the month and I’m getting all ready to paint some new pieces for the shop.
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Tell me what you’d like to see most... florals, barns, churches, landscapes with sheep, horses etc.

{DM for purchase. 12”x16” acrylic on 1.5” wrapped canvas}

#melissalewisart

Becoming more mindful of cultivating gratitude in your daily life will truly change the direction in which your day goes. What a place this world would be then!

Show me a ❤️ in the comments if you have something to be grateful for.

I’m getting ready to paint a large piece for ME!
I want to add something big and colorful in my bedroom and I’m trying to decide if I should do a funky floral piece or a pretty landscape with a church.

What do you like for the bedroom... funky and bright and peaceful and neutral?
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